Where Do I Recycle?

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Where do I recycle at UIW?

UIW has single-stream recycling, with some exceptions. Throughout campus, you’ll find bins for waste/trash and bins marked recycling.

UIW Recycling Dos:

Here’s what you can put in the recycling bin:

  • Clean glass
  • Clean plastic (hard plastic only – bottles, etc.)
  • Clean paper (any sort—newspaper, white paper, colored paper)
  • Clean aluminum (cans, etc.)
  • Clean cardboard

UIW Recycling Don’ts:

Things you shouldn’t put in a recycling bin at UIW: 

  • Styrofoam
  • Soiled/dirty paper or cardboard
  • Food
  • Plastic bags (However, if you bundle them, you can recycle them at Central Market.)

UIW Special Recycling:

At UIW there is special recycling for the following items:

  • CFL light bulbs
  • Small electronics
  • Ink cartridges
  • Batteries

The receptacle for these special items is in the lobby of Mabee Library.

What UIW Programs Address Reuse (clothing, computers, etc.)?

  • Stay tuned for more information about reuse at UIW!

Is there composting at UIW?

  • UIW does not currently participate in a composting program. Want to help us change that? Contact us at and let's get the conversation going.